This Rough Guide showcases some of Africa’s leading lights of the guitar, both past and present, from West African bluesmen Samba Tour and Alhousseini Anivolla to the fingerpicking wizardry of South African maskanda legend Shiyani Ngcobo.
An album to inspire and broaden the horizons of any guitar enthusiast that brings to the fore some of Africa’s unsung heroes of the guitar who deserve to be heard. A unique collection which brings together some of the most loved styles of African guitar on one LP. A seamless collection of tracks from diverse countries including Niger, Mozambique and Ghana. Bringing to the fore some of Africa’s unsung heroes of the guitar who deserve to be heard. The guitar has shaped some of the most vibrant, exciting, and original music you’re ever likely to hear from the African continent. An album to inspire and broaden the horizons of any guitar enthusiast. From Congolese rumba’s intricate guitar lines to Mali’s evocative blues, in Africa the guitar is king, highlighting how the guitar continues to push the boundaries of African music in the hands of today’s innovators including Anansy Ciss and Alhousseini Anivolla. Following on from the success of the Rough Guide To African Guitar Legends and other guitar albums in the Rough Guide range, this music embodies the extraordinary versatility of the guitar in different African musical cultures.
A unique collection which brings together some of the most loved styles of African guitar on one LP.
Samba Tour - Alabina / Shiyani Ngcobo - Ngisizeni / Alhousseini Anivolla - Tamiditin / Dilon Djindji - Maria Teresa / Syran Mbenza & Ensemble Rumba Kongo - Liwa Ya Franco / Etran Finatawa - Kel Tamasheck / Nuru Kane - Goree / Anansy Ciss - Aigouna / Koo Nimo - Old Man Plants A Coconut Tree